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Brambles: From Raspberries to Blackberries

Blackberries and raspberries

Join University of Illinois Extension as they kick off their Spring Break Gardening Series with “Brambles: From Raspberries to Blackberries” on Thursday, March 21, 2024 at 1:30 p.m. This program is being held at the Jo Daviess County Extension Office, 204 N. Vine St. Elizabeth, IL 61028.  This program is being offered free of charge, but pre-registration is requested. To register or for more information call the Jo Daviess County Extension Office at 815-858-2273 or visit us online at

Raspberries and blackberries can be an essential small fruit to grow when you have limited space. With management and selection, you can have a patch consistently producing for you each year. This course will provide you with information on selection, pruning, general management, and integrated pest management. Illinois Extension Local Foods and Small Farms Educator, Grant McCarty will delve into all these topics and more.

Other programs in the series include: Spring Flower Arranging, Native Shrubs, Herb Planters, and Vining Through Pumpkin Production. Look for more information coming soon on these programs, or give us a call at 815-858-2273 or visit us online at

If you need a reasonable accommodation to attend this program, please contact the Jo Daviess County Extension Office at 815-858-2273. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your needs.

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Illinois Extension leads public outreach for University of Illinois by translating research into action plans that allow Illinois families, businesses, and community leaders to solve problems, make informed decisions, and adapt to changes and opportunities. Illinois Extension is part of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences.